Ariz. sheriff uses bike power to run prison TVs
An Arizona sheriff has installed stationary bikes in a prison that power televisions, according to this report:
Sheriff [Joe] Arpaio says that half of his inmates are overweight, and that this is a way for them to get in shape while enjoying their favorite past-time -- TV.
The stationary bike, when pedaled, generates 12 volts of electricity, which powers the 19-inch television inside the viewing area.
One hour of pedaling powers one hour of TV viewing.
Read the full story on the MyFoxPhoenix web site.
Washington Post Editors
April 6, 2010; 8:42 AM ET
Categories: Around the Nation , Offbeat , Prison Beat
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